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20+ Poster Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Whether you’re designing a poster to advertise a product, business or event, or as an aesthetic decor item, there’s no point in making a poster that doesn’t look great when it’s hanging in place, right? That’s why you need a poster mockup, to put your poster in real life settings and scenarios and ensure that it looks just as amazing when it’s hanging on a wall or in a frame, as it does in your design software. This list of free and premium poster mockup templates includes the best purpose built mockup… learn more

Design Shack  Sanchi Gupta | 
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30+ Best Figma Templates, UI Kits + Wireframe Kits

Figma is slowly becoming one of the most popular user interface design apps available today. With the ability to use the tool entirely online, it’s also an easily accessible tool for UI design collaboration and prototyping. Whether you’ve been using Figma to design mobile and desktop user interfaces or if you’re new to the app, you’ll find our Figma templates collection quite useful. In this post, we feature some of the best Figma templates for wireframing, mobile user interface designs, app designs… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Design Trend: A New Generation of Image Sliders

Website sliders are one of those design elements that we don’t love but have learned to live with. Generally, they don’t provide a lot of click value, but clients seem to love them. A new design trend that features a new style of image sliders, fixes some of the functionality (and design boredom) issue of sliders. These aren’t your old-school image scrollers (and you won’t recreate these techniques with plugins). Here’s a look at different design elements and ways of using this design trend so you can… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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20+ Best Affinity Designer Templates & Assets 2020 (Free & Premium)

Affinity Designer is one of the most comprehensive graphics editing software available today. And it’s the best Adobe Illustrator alternative you could find. Today, we’re bringing you a handpicked collection of those amazing Affinity Designer templates and Affinity Designer assets. The software is affordable, supports a wide variety of file types, and very beginner-friendly. The community for Affinity Designer is growing. Many marketplaces are now listing templates, textures, icon packs, and other… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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40+ Clean & Minimal Landing Page Templates (Free & Pro)

You may already know about the power of landing pages. It’s one of the greatest online marketing strategies many businesses use. Instead of directing your traffic to a website homepage, sending traffic to a landing page is a great way to increase conversions. Did you know that 48% of marketers build new landing pages for each of their marketing campaigns? Unfortunately, building and testing landing pages isn’t easy. Fortunately, we’ve collected a selection of great landing page templates, that will… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Flyer Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Flyers are a classic marketing and advertising tool that allow you to promote your products and services to a huge audience, and raise awareness of your business or brand. But what looks good on the screen when you’re designing it may not translate perfectly into paper, so it’s a good idea to use a flyer mockup to ensure that your design has the desired effect. Creating mockups from scratch is time-consuming and requires both time and expertise, so why not save yourself the time and effort and use one of… learn more

Design Shack  Sanchi Gupta | 
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Procreate vs. Photoshop: Should You Make the Switch?

Designers are in love with Procreate. The app built for creative professionals makes designing on an iPad easier and more efficient in a completely new way. But can a $9.99 app be a realistic Photoshop competitor? For some, the answer is a definite yes. Here are five reasons Procreate could become your go-to design app (and five reasons why it might not). Plus, an introduction to what Procreate is, and why it might be the perfect app for you. What is Procreate? If you aren’t familiar with… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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25+ Free Brush, Script & Hand Lettering Fonts

Type is what meaning looks like, says Max Phillips the founder of Signal type foundry. This quote alone proves the importance of using proper typography in designs. And these free brush, script, and hand-lettering fonts will get you off to a great start. Typography is not just about improving readability but also giving an identity and meaning to your titles, headings, and paragraphs. You can’t achieve that goal without a great-looking font. Even if you can’t afford a high-quality premium font, try to… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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8+ Web Design Myths Busted: Old Ideas & Modern Best Practices

There are a few ideas about website design that seem to never fade away, even though they are not so true anymore. Some concepts haven’t stood the test of time, and it’s time to revisit whether we should be adopting them anymore. Do people love sliders? Does simplicity = minimal design? Do you really need to include every page of your site in the navigation? There’s quite a bit to unpack! Here, we’re going to look at a few web design myths and share modern best practices so you don’t fall into any of… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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20+ Beanie and Hat Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Beanies and hats are one of the most popular branded „swag“ items out there, and are a common choice for businesses wanting to create products with their brand or logo on them – it’s both a functional item, and a marketing tool! But what if you go through all the trouble of creating a design, choosing a hat style and paying for manufacturing and shipping, only for it to arrive and look nothing like you imagined? That’s where our list of mockup templates comes in. We’ve curated a list of the very best… learn more

Design Shack  Sanchi Gupta | 
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25+ Best Free Google Slides Themes & Templates 2020

Google Slides is one of the best tools for creating presentation slideshows, especially with the number of free Google Slides themes and templates available. It has quickly gone from being a free PowerPoint alternative to become the go-to app for creating professional slideshows. Another great thing about Google Slides is templates. With a great Google Slides theme or template, you can instantly craft a beautiful presentation in just a few minutes without expert design skills. Today we wanted to show… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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SEO for Designers: A 101 Primer

Most designers don’t consider search when it comes to building a website. That’s a mistake. Optimizing for search is just as important as information architecture and should be part of the product design from start to finish. This is true both for your own knowledge that the project stands the greatest chance of commercial success, and for your client too! Whether you are starting a new project or redesigning your portfolio, working with search engine optimization in mind from the start is a smart… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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30+ Animated PowerPoint Templates (Free + Premium)

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best, animated PowerPoint templates (both premium and free) to create stunning presentations filled with stylish object and transition animations. Designing a PowerPoint presentation is not an easy job. It requires a lot of work and time. When crafting presentations, most people completely ignore one of the key elements of a creative slideshow: animation. Adding creative animations and effects not only makes your presentation slides interactive, but it’s… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Postcard Mockup Templates (Free & Pro)

Regardless of whether you’re designing a postcard for travel and tourism or business and marketing, there’s no denying that everyone loves receiving one of those small colored cards in the mail – as long as it looks good, of course! But how to make sure your design will look as good in someone’s mailbox as it does on your computer screen? Mockups are the answer, and we’ve done the research for you and rounded up the very best postcard mockup templates from a range of graphic design sources. We’ve… learn more

Design Shack  Sanchi Gupta | 
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20+ Stationery Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

If you’ve recently designed a logo for your startup, or have rebranded and changed up your business aesthetic, you’ll no doubt be wanting to know how your branding will look in different contexts – on letterheads and business cards, or in email signatures, or on corporate swag such as coffee mugs and laptop stickers. One of the key areas of merchandise that typically includes a business logo or branding element is stationery, and this can include anything from business cards and leaflets to notebooks and… learn more

Design Shack  Sanchi Gupta | 

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